Thailand Hosts “Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017” to push the country towards a digitalized nation.

Digital Transformation is now changing the way businesses operate from their traditional style to the modern and technological oriented ways. Since the change has become imperative for all businesses, small, medium and large, Thailand’s government is stepping up to take action to push the country towards a digitalized nation.

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DE) in collaboration with Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) will host “Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017” under the theme “Digital Transformation Thailand”. The summit covering 40,000 square meters of exhibition space brings together leaders that are on the forefront of the digital-tech industry and showcases latest technological advancements from government, agencies and organizations around the globe.

Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society (DE) said

“They are fundamentally important for the community, public healthcare services and digital workforce development that should be implemented at all levels of society. Additionally, the necessary digital infrastructure should be established and developed to support a digital park, digital community and a smart city so that the nation can completely transform into the Digital Thailand.”

The Biggest digital-tech showcase in South East Asia

The four-day event is the largest international digital-tech showcase in South East Asia aiming to attract about 200,000 visitors. The exhibition is divided into 4 thematic zones, including over 200 exhibitors, 150 sessions, seminars, 120 speakers, 5 country pavilions, 6 workshops and 3 competitions including IoT, Robot, and Drone competitions.

Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanpatcharin, President & CEO explained the details of the 4 exhibition zones

  • Digital Ecosystem

The first zone “Digital Ecosystem” focuses on initiatives of current and future technological innovations that have been developed and widely used in several industries. Digital entrepreneurs covering digital startup ecosystems, digital startup displays, financial services & funding, global connectivity and co-working spaces are also featured in the zone.

  • Digital Community and Smart city

The second zone is where participants will learn about super clusters of smart cities and experience future life through technological advances collaboratively initiated by concerned agencies and organizations.

  • Digital Park

The third exhibition area, will expose participants to the simulation environment in which actionable digital-based policies will be initially implemented in Thailand. Encouraging a swift adoption of investment, promotion activities, facilitator measures from abroad, the mega project covers digital industry, digital university, digital real estate, logistics, transportation and digital companies

  • Digital Playground

The last zone is a creative and fun space where everyone can experiment, share and exchange their ideas to create innovations. Featuring co-working space, maker space, new innovations, participants will be provided with inspiration and insight into future businesses. Highlights of this zone also include on-stage robot battle, e-Sports and various interesting workshops.

Highlight speakers

According to Dr. Pichet, some of the highlight speakers include ;

 

Prayut Chan-o-cha (Prime Minister) Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder and Ex-CEO of Priceline Richard Gyimesi, Vice President, M2M Business Development and Regional Sales Executive,APAC Raffaello D'andrea, Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary General of International Telecommunication Union (TU) Anthony Bargar, CSCG’s Managing Director Jonathan Ortmans, Co-founder and CEO of Global Entrepreneurship Network Phra Maha Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi , Boonprasit Tangchaisook, Vuthithorn "Woody" Milintachinda Ariya Banomyong, Managing Director, Line Thailand“ Amy Kunrojpanya, Director of Public Policy & Communications, Uber (Asia Pacific)

“In addition, there will be digital development consulting and financial funding from government agencies and leading organizations provided for business owners. At the event, participants will enjoy exploring the latest industry trends and experience cutting-edge technologies and innovations that showcase beyond your imagination. The 4-day exhibition will also culminate with a PM Award to honor individuals and enterprises that support and encourage the digital transformation. A collaborative effort between the government and the private sector to show Thailand’s potential and readiness to become Thailand 4.0"Dr. Nattapon added

The Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017 will take place from September 21 – 24 2017 at IMPACT Challenger Hall 1-2, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok. For more information, please visit  www.digitalthailandbigbang.com

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